Special Collection

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We offer several types of special collections for your large items and/or waste materials for a fee. These items include:

  • Large piles of unbundled branches or brush
  • Major household appliances
  • Large / bulky items such as discarded furniture, household equipment, and excessive clean-outs which exceed size and weight limitations

Cost Estimate

A cost estimate and specific details regarding each type of special collection can be obtained by contacting us at (414) 471-8422.

To avoid or lessen these charges, you are encouraged to dispose of the above items at the Drop-Off Center on Tuesday's and Saturdays.


Operational Rules

A special collection may be arranged by calling us at 414-471-8422. We will provide an estimate and arrange for a pick-up.


Appliance Special Pick-Ups

If you want to dispose of an appliance containing Freon Mercury Switches or PCB Capacitors, we can help. You have two options:

  • We will pick them up at your curb for a $50 fee ($25 for pick up and $25 for recycling processing) for the 1st appliance and a $30 pick up fee for each additional appliance picked up on the same trip.
  • You may take each item to the Drop-Off Center for a $25 fee per item plus a $5 single use permit fee.

Sample Items

  • Air Conditioner
  • Freezers
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Compactors
  • Furnaces
  • Refrigerators
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Stoves / Ranges
  • Dishwashers
  • Heat Pumps
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Mercury Vapor Lamps
  • Water Heaters
  • Fluorescent Light Fixtures
  • Televisions

Fee Example 1 Item

Dishwasher Recycling Processing Fee $25

Pick-Up Fee $25

Total $50

Fee Example 2 Items

Dishwasher Recycling Processing Fee $25

Pick-Up Fee $25
Furnace Recycling Processing Fee $30

Pick-Up Fee $0

Total $80

Fee Example 3 Items

Dishwasher Recycling Processing Fee $25

Pick-Up Fee $25
Furnace Recycling Processing Fee $30

Pick-Up Fee $0
Water Heater Recycling Processing Fee $30

Pick-Up Fee

Total $110

Garbage Special Pick-ups

We can collect many bulky items at the curb on your assigned collection day or you can bring them to the Drop-Off Center at no additional charge with a $5 single use permit. Do you have a bulky item? Call us at 414-471-8422 to arrange for collection. Fees apply:

  • Minimum $50 pick-up fee for the first item
  • $5 for each additional item
Sample Item Fee
Overstuffed Chair or Sofa $50
Overstuffed Chair and Table (2 Items) $55 ($50 + $5)
Table and up to 4 Kitchen Chairs (1 Set) $50
Mattress and/or Box Spring (1 Set) $55
6 or More Extra Boxes/Bags $50
More Than 15 Extra Boxes/Bags $65
Uncut Carpeting $65/minimum charge

Yard Waste Special Pick-Ups

We will collect yard waste curbside for a minimum $55 pick-up fee. You can take it to the Drop Off Center for a $5 single use permit fee. To set up a special yard waste pick up:

  • Call us at 414-471-8422
  • We will review your request to make sure it complies with our program
  • You must sign a written approval form
  • Material will then be collected within 10 days, typically on a Friday
Sample Item Fee
Unbundled Brush and Branches from Private Property
(no grass or leaves)
$55 minimum charge
Storm Damage Brush, Branches from City trees Free After Receiving Approval From a Public Works Supervisor

Tires are only accepted at the Drop Off Center

  • Passenger Tires $5 each
  • Large Tires $10 each

Fees For Residential & Commercial Drop-offs

A $5 per load, per trip permit can be purchased at the Drop Off Center on Tuesdays & Saturdays from 7:30am - 4:00pm.


Contact

For more information, please email the Department of Public Works Operations Division or call (414) 471-8422.